The London Walker's Tube Map

By M@ Last edited 22 months ago
The London Walker's Tube Map
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Got a free weekend coming up? Plan a stroll around London with our tube-style map of some of the key walking routes. Many excellent guidebooks and leaflets exist to help you explore the capital on foot, but few link the various trails together.

  • London LOOP: A 150-mile walk around outermost London.
  • Capital Ring: A 78 mile orbital trek around Zones 3 and 4.
  • Thames Path: The full route runs from source to sea, but some 40 miles can be enjoyed in the capital.
  • Green Chain Walk: A spaghetti plate of linked walks through the parks and woodlands of south east London.
  • Lea Valley Walk: Trek along the River Lea from Hertfordshire to the Thames.
  • New River Walk (PDF): Follow this 28 mile watercourse, a 17th century man-made river, from Hertfordshire to Islington.
  • Canal Towpaths: The Regent's Canal, Grand Union Canal and their branches offer many miles of pleasant walking in London. Watch our series of videos for more inspiration.
  • Waterlink Way: An eight mile route through parks, following the River Ravensbourne and its tributaries.
  • Hillingdon Trail: 20 miles of parks and rivers in this outer London borough.
  • Parkland Walk: This former railway line is now a sylvan walking route through Haringey.
  • Jubilee Walkway: 15 miles around the centre of London, taking in many famous landmarks.
  • Wandle Trail: This 12 mile walk from Wandsworth to Croydon along the River Wandle is perfect for a weekend stroll
  • Dollis Valley Greenwalk: A 10 mile trek, mostly through the borough of Barnet, following the Dollis Brook. Read our account.

The map above contains 13 of the most prominent routes. There are many more walks we might have added. Sharper readers will spot that we've left off the Jubilee Line colour, as well as the Emirates Air Line. This is intentional. We want you to nominate additional lengthy and short walks, and we'll add two more on version two. (Note, the Jubilee Greenway is absent as it follows routes already shown on the map.)

Last Updated 11 August 2016

Jonathan Wadman

How about the Chess Valley Walk, from Rickmansworth to Chesham?

Roger Manser

These are designated "long distance" walks - fine for a Sunday. But how about new non-pollution routes (or at least low air pollution routes) zig zagging across London? We have the Thames Path, the Grand Union canal (largely for cyclists) , and not much else. How do I walk from Nunhead to Camden and not get asphyxiated?

Michael Jennings

The Lea Valley walk actually starts at the source of the Lea at Leagrave in Bedfordshire, and not in Hertfordshire, although one would barely know this from the TfL website. This link is quite useful.

Kathleen Stokes

This is fantastic. Who designed it. Has anyone thought of printing it?

Dave Williams

I momentarily misread "Beddington Park" as "Paddington Berk". Oops


Slight topological problem: Deptford is shown as "downstream" from East India Dock. It is upstream.

Billy O'Shea

One does not simply walk into Morden.


Might be nice and useful to see how it links up to other transportation methods.

Mary Reichle

Fantastic guys...wish I had this map on previous visits to London. Copied and ready to go on next trip.

Dave Stewart

Putting the miles between nodes seems like an obvious omission!

Great idea though.


Great idea!

Alastair McIntyre

Bow Locks? Oh purlease!